- Song Machine
is a web series released on Gorillaz'
YouTube channel (and as an audio download/stream
on various music services). Each monthly episode features a
new Gorillaz song and footage from its creation
process. The episodes are accompanied by 'Machine Bitez' where Gorillaz
chat with their collaborators.
- Russel described
the project: "Song Machine is a whole new way
of doing what we do. Gorillaz breaking the mold 'cos
the mold got old. World is moving faster than a
supercharged particle, so we've gotta stay ready to
drop. We don't even know who's stepping through the
studio next. Song Machine feeds on the
unknown, runs on pure chaos. So whatever the hell's
coming, we're primed and ready to produce like
there's no tomorrow. Y'know, just in case..."
- Possible featured
artists include: Flume, Guilty
The Horrors, Hypnotic
Brass Ensemble, Joan As Police Woman, JPEGMAFIA,
Massive Attack, Moonchild Sanelly, Sampa the Great,
ScHoolboy Q and Tame Impala.
- According to Damon
Albarn, there will be
10-13 episodes/songs per each season of Song
Machine. As of early February, around six
episodes have already been recorded for the project.
The series will continue until the band "run out of
ideas", according to Damon.
- During the making
of Song Machine, Veikko's Blur Page will
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